Monday, September 24, 2012

Framed Birched Trees

I love Birch Trees and have some in our front yard.  . The tall tree is about 5" tall and has the little notches in the trunk.  I die cut three of the trees and sponged the edges with "Weathered Wood" Distress Ink.  To create this project, I used the three largest Spellbinders "Labels Seventeen" to create frames for the trees.  The marbled background was created by using a piece of glossy card stock and applying different colors of Distress Inks. I put the reinker colors on the Craft Mat and laid the card stock down on the inks, then spritzed with water to blend the colors. To add interest to this, I used the Adirondack "Gold Metallics Acrylic Paint Dabber" which added pretty gold highlights in the marbled design.  The Birch Trees were placed in the framed layers.  

Along the bottom of the frame I die cut the Cheery Lynn "Cinderella's Pumpkins" using brown card stock and applied the Adirondack Metallics Gold Acrylic Paint on it, to match the design in the background.  The leaves are the Cheery Lynn "Small Leaves #1".  They were die cut using a mustard colored card stock then sponged with different colors of Distress Inks.  They were shaped with the tools from the Flower Tool Kit.  The flowers were created with the Cheery Lynn "Build A Flower #1" embellishments.  I used the six point base to create them.  The stamens were created with the embellishments from the Build A Flower #2 embellishments.  Along the side of the top, I cut two strips of the burgundy card stock and added some pearl embellishments I had in my "stash".  

This is a picture to show you the back.This project is large, so I decided to add the Tim Holtz Sizzix small easel to the back.  This easel die comes in so handy for so many projects; it is very easy to die cut and add to the back of any card or project.

I sure hate to see summer end but we can tell Fall is not far away.  I have been planting Spring blubs and trying to get the flower beds ready for Winter.  Normally we can see mountains all around us, but there are so many fires in Washington that we can't even see the mountains, because of all the smoke.   All the smoke causes lots of us to be coughing, sneezing, and have runny eyes.  Maybe we will have a rain soon to put out all the fires!  Guess this is a good reason to stay inside and create, huh!

Memory Box "Tall Birch" (98336)
Memory Box "Row of Trees" (98369) (not used on this project)
Cheery Lynn "Cinderella's Pumpkin" (B139)
Cheery Lynn "Small Leaves #1" (D133)
Cheery Lynn " Build A Flower #1" embellishments
Cheery Lynn "Build A Flower #2" embellishments
Spellbinders "labels Seventeen"
Tim Holtz Sizzix "Small Easel" 
Adirondack " Gold Metallics Acrylic Paint Dabber"



Payne Holler Cards said...

Love the easel standing cards...beautiful birch tree!

Glenda said...

I love the trees on this card and also the easel you cut for it. You always amaze me at how many products you use for one card.

Sheila - Ginger said...

What a fantastic card the birch trees too!

Love Sheila xx

Sandy said...

Selma - you do make the most beautiful cards. This is gorgeous. Neat easel!


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